Scouting Report on Shane Greene

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With 80% of the Bombers’ Opening Day rotation now on the disabled list, Brian Cashman has had to get creative in finding arms to surround last man standing Hiroki Kuroda. His most recent addition is rookie Shane Greene, a guy who came up for one forgotten relief appearance in April and has even less name recognition […]

Yankees Bullpen Emerges As Secret Weapon

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The (relatively) young 2014 season has been an up-and-down one, filled with new talent, surprising performances, and more injuries. The Yankees are three games above .500 entering a lengthy mid-west road trip, but are atop the AL East – which looks to have serious mediocrity parity across the five teams. Considering the high-profile players the Yankees […]

Betances Continues to Dazzle

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Aside from maybe Yangervis Solarte, 26-year-old right hander Dellin Betances has been the most pleasant surprise for the New York Yankees. In a time when the pitching staff is ravished by injuries Betances has stepped up and become a bright spot for the bullpen. The once coveted starter now turned reliever has been punishing batters […]

Pineda Admits to the Substance

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UPDATE: Pineda and Cashman’s post game video below With two outs in the 2nd inning Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell came out of the dugout and asked home plate umpire Gerry Davis to check Michael Pineda for a foreign substance. Davis immediately wiped the side of Pineda’s neck and determined there was a ‘mystery’ […]

Vidal Nuno Gets the Rotation Spot for Now

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After yesterday’s bad news about Ivan Nova, the New York Yankees have a hole in the rotation to fill. But manager Joe Girardi said last night that Vidal Nuno will be the man to fill that hole, at least for now. “He’s our fifth starter.” said Girardi. The young 26-year-old left hander has earned the […]

Bullpen Finalized, Aceves Back With Yankees

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Well yesterday was a busy and interesting day for the Yankees. It started with a slow morning and still no news. Then word came out that manager Joe Girardi called a special players meeting about two hours before last night’s game against the Miami Marlins. Soon after the meeting broke, the Yankees officially announced the […]

Preston Claiborne Amongst Today’s Roster Cuts

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As we get closer and closer to opening day the obvious roster cuts to slim to down to the 40-man and the 25-man roster are inevitable. Well today was one of those days, according to reports out of Tampa there are some empty lockers this morning, even some names we know. It looks like the […]

Pineda poised to step up

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  “Today is a big day for me,” said Michael Pineda shortly after manager Joe Girardi made the announcement he’d be the team’s fifth starter. The 25 year old is ready to finally throw his first regular season pitch in pinstripes after two years on the shelf with a major shoulder injury. You can say […]

Starting rotation all but set

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As spring training winds down to it’s final week, manager Joe Girardi has announced the starters for the opening series against the Houston Astros. CC Sabathia will get his sixth straight opening day start for the Yanks, with Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova following him. This means we’ll get to see Masahiro Tanaka make his […]

Teixeira and Soriano to Start Tomorrow

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After taking live batting practice Monday, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has said he’s been a little disappointed that he’s not be able to take more live swings this week, particularly today. In the early sessions this morning Tex was held to only five pitches before pitching coach Larry Rothschild called the session. Luckily guest […]

Andy Pettitte in Camp, Works With CC

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The Yankees had another surprise guest instructor show up this week. Any guesses? I’ll spoil it, it was Andy Pettitte. Yes the recently retired Pettitte showed up in camp Monday to do some work with the pitching staff this week. He was flagged by the media almost instantly and asked one question. Was this going to lead to […]

Pineda and Teixeira Scheduled to Play This Week

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As we get deeper into camp, the last of the walking wounded work towards seeing their names on that Grapefruit League lineup card. The Yankees can look to knock two more very important ingredients off the championship recipe with the returns of Mark Teixeira and Michael Pineda. Both players are slated to make their spring […]

Finding the Fifth Man

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It is time to begin the post Andy Pettitte era in the Bronx (again.) With the signing of Tanaka, four of the five starting pitchers are pretty much set barring some 2013-like bad luck. CC Sabathia will most likely open the season per the norm, even though he is coming off his worst season as […]

What can you say but Salieri?

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In Milos Forman’s “Amadeus” Mozart, who is at a loss to describe how poor his peer, Salieri’s music is, says ,”I never knew that music like that was possible.   One hears such sounds, and what can one say, but…Salieri.”  When Yankee fans hear the crack of the bat as a ball sails over the […]

A Hiro at home

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Hiroki Kuroda is turning in one of the best seasons by a Yankee pitcher we’ve seen in the past 35 years. The only other Yankee to have  a lower ERA this late into the season was Ron Guidry in 1978, when he finished at 1.74. Although Kuroda has been solid all around, his numbers at […]

New injury for Phelps

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When David Phelps went down in early July with a forearm strain, many thought he’d be back in the rotation this season. Now, his return at all is in doubt after the 26-year-old suffered a new injury – this time an elbow strain. Phelps will be shutdown completely for two weeks in an attempt to […]

Pineda put on hold

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In what has become a nightmare season for the Yankees, they received somewhat good news yesterday regarding Michael Pineda – who was pulled during a rehab start over the weekend with shoulder tightness. Tests came back negative and no structural damage was found in the 24-year-old’s surgically repaired right shoulder. For now, he will be […]

Pineda out of the pen?

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Michael Pineda is still a starter in the Yankees’ eyes, but he could be a valuable piece out of the bullpen in 2013. The organization has said from the beginning that Pineda’s use in the rotation will depend on who’s doing well and who’s not. They can of course send him to Triple-A for more […]

Pineda hits bump in the road

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Michael Pineda had been moving along quite well over his first three rehab starts (not including a simulated game) compiling a 0.63 ERA and 11/4 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings. However, he was roughed up in a start with Trenton against the Double- A Binghamton Mets this afternoon. Pineda lasted only three innings, giving up […]

Rondon Removed from 40-Man

Francisco Rondon has been Designated for Assignment to open a spot on the Yankees 40-man roster

(PR) The Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced Saturday that LHP Francisco Rondon has been designated for assignment by the Yankees and is thus removed from the active roster.  RHP Graham Stoneburner has been transferred from Triple-A Scranton to take his place. Rondon, 25, began the season in the Trenton starting rotation but […]